Blue Triangles in Excel

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I just upgraded from Office 2010 to Microsoft 365

I am getting these blue triangles inn my spread sheets

could someone help me get rid of them

Thank you 




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I know I don't know anything (Socrates)

thank you for your reply but I can seem to be able to attach my file


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thank you for the idea
best response confirmed by NikolinoDE (Respected Contributor)


These are not triangles but lines with an arrow on one end.

Open the selection pane (ALT-F10).

Select a line object and delete it.




The triangles are arrows whose line (shaft) has length 0.

To get rid of them:

Press F5 to activate the Go To dialog.

Click Special...

Select the Objects radio button.

Click OK.

All triangles are now selected.

Press Delete.


You'll have to do this for each sheet separately.

thank you very much for the solution It does work but will it affect anything else in the spreadsheet????
Thank you Hans this solution is also great
Thank you all for your help
Hans's solution works good for that workbook but Detlef's solution is better for some of my other workbooks as there is other shapes and rectangles that would get deleted. I can go to just the lines items and hide them.

again thanks
You should not hide them but delete them.


Thank you for your feedback.

I am glad that you have helped you with these tips from Detlef Lewin & Hans Vogelaar .

As you can see afterwards, with the right description you will always get an answer in this forum :).

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I agree and realized that just now as you were posting